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About Briony Raymond

 

As a modern-day “treasure hunter,” Briony Raymond searches the globe to source the most exquisite high jewelry, precious stones and beautiful objects for her clients. Her role as a luxury consultant and advisor stems from a tenured career and a love of beauty that started early in life.

 

Ms. Raymond was born into a culture of aesthetics. Raised by her American mother and British father, Ms. Raymond grew up in Connecticut and spent summers in Europe, thereby experiencing old world style from the time she was a child. As a student at the American University of Paris, where she studied the History of Art at institutions such as the Musée dOrsay and Centre Pompidou, Ms. Raymond was able to indulge in her appreciation of beauty in an even greater context.

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Following graduation from AUP, Ms. Raymond took a job in the office of the president at a french bank. From there she moved to London to work as a trader on the foreign exchange desk of a brokerage firm. Later, upon moving to New York, she parlayed her prior experience into a role as a private wealth manager for a fund of funds catering to both individuals and family offices. Her relationships with high net worth clients, coupled with her appreciation for luxury served as the perfect springboard for a career in high jewelry at Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the world’s preeminent French jewelers. Ms. Raymond spent eight years at the jewelry house on Fifth Avenue in New York, and it was there that she cemented her expertise in the realm of fine jewelry. More so, her tenure afforded her private access to the highest jewelry of its kind and the world’s top jewelers, many of whom she continues to work with today.


Services


 

Ms. Raymond counsels clients intimately on their purchases and advises on every aspect of the acquisition process. From the quality of diamonds and colored gemstones in consideration to the workmanship of the piece, Ms. Raymond ensures that investments will have lasting value for generations to come. Whether it’s fine art, estate treasures or high jewelry, Ms. Raymond makes certain that clients are allocating finances toward wise investments from both a market and trend perspective. She’ll go the extra mile to help them understand the value of a piece and then aids in facilitating the purchase to secure the best possible prices for her clients.

Collection


 

Ms. Raymond’s longstanding relationships with jewelers, estate dealers and private collectors enables her to secure the world’s most sought-after items and source both exclusive vintage pieces and newly created jewelry at significant savings to her clients. Using the finest gemstones sourced directly from many of the world’s top diamond and colored gemstone suppliers, Ms. Raymond also designs exceptional one of kind jewelry pieces that are hand crafted by master jewelers in several of New York’s famed workshops. Here is a selection of some of BRLC’s most exclusive pieces available now.

Bespoke Jewelry


 

Ms. Raymond works closely with her clients to facilitate the fabrication of a piece of bespoke jewelry from the very beginning stages to completion. Her vast network of the world’s top diamond and colored gemstone suppliers enables her to secure highly coveted gems at extremely competitive pricing directly from the most exclusive wholesalers. She collaborates with clients to design their ideal jewelry pieces and oversees each step of the creation process at the most well respected workshops. From designing the perfect setting to ensuring the chosen gemstones increase in value, Ms. Raymond skillfully guides her clients through the process of fabricating the custom jewelry pieces of their dreams.

Diamond Investing

Fancy colored diamonds are among nature’s most unique creations and encompass the most concentrated form of wealth in the world. For every 100,000 carats of colorless diamonds mined, only one single carat will be a natural fancy colored diamond, and this quantity is steadily shrinking. Colored diamonds are valued at 100 to 1,000 times the price of colorless stones and for this reason make them an extraordinarily valuable commodity for both investment purposes and also for their portability (how else can you hold a billion dollars in the palm of your hand?). In the past thirty years, prices of fancy colored diamonds have never gone down and values continue to increase substantially every year. A hard asset that diversifies your portfolio securely and is not affected by volatile market movements, colored diamonds can also be worn and enjoyed while they increase in value.

Percentage of increase in colored diamond values over the last twenty years.

Red Diamonds

610
red

Blue Diamonds

505
blue

Green Diamonds

495
green

Pink Diamonds

305
pink

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